Lonely Elderly Pianist Places Ad, Drums Up 80 Musicians to Jam

Lonely Elderly Pianist Places Ad, Drums Up 80 Musicians to Jam

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This 95-year-old jazz piano player is booked solid since placing an online advertisement asking musicians to join him for a jam session.

Edward Hardy tickled the ivories in a jazz quartet for 40 years when he was younger. When he had to go into a care home for dementia, he needed to strike up a new band.

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The World War II vet placed an ad on the website Gumtree and musicians have been beating a path to his door in Wookey, England, ever since.

At least 80 musicians jumped at the chance to sit in for a set. On top of that, the other three members of his former quartet — who he hadn’t seen in 30 years — all showed up because of the ad.

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Hardy is putting the band back together — and they’re already rehearsing a reunion show later this year.

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